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Hoover Tower

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Stanford University, Palo Alto, CA 95319
+1 209-242-6947
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View of the Stanford campus extraordinaire

The Observation Platform in the building gave my partner and I an extraordinary overview of the... read more

Reviewed December 13, 2016
warren D
Great views of Stanford campus

The Hoover tower offers great views of the Stanford campus as well as a good insight in Mr and Mrs... read more

Reviewed December 13, 2016
Frits d
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This 285-foot tower furnishes an outstanding view and houses the Hoover Institution on War, Revolution, and Peace.
  • Excellent48%
  • Very good41%
  • Average10%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible0%
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Stanford University, Palo Alto, CA 95319
+1 209-242-6947
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Reviewed December 13, 2016

The Observation Platform in the building gave my partner and I an extraordinary overview of the Stanford campus.

Thank warren D
Reviewed December 13, 2016

The Hoover tower offers great views of the Stanford campus as well as a good insight in Mr and Mrs Hoover's interests in science and global cooperation.

Thank Frits d
Reviewed November 16, 2016

Our first experience going to the top of the Hoover Tower (and my husband attended Stanford for 5 years). Small fee, and well worth it. Fantastic views of Stanford and surrounding areas. On a clear day...you can see "forever."

Thank BDD_11_12
Reviewed November 11, 2016 via mobile

A must-see on a visit to stanford! On a clear day, one can see San Francisco from atop. Beautiful vistas of the Pensinsula!

Reviewed October 27, 2016 via mobile

The tower definitely provides a stunning view of the whole Stanford campus. You get a 360 view and great photos. Nothing more, nothing less. In the entrance hall, there are two rooms, ledt and right, where you can read a bit of the university's history...More

Thank Tina O
Reviewed October 11, 2016

Located inside the Stanford University, the Hoover Tower is tower with 14 floors. 3 USD per person. Worth the visit.

Thank AnuradhaUdu
Reviewed October 10, 2016

Was able to spend a nice sunny day here. The workers are very pleasant and knowledgeable. The view from the tower is indescribable!!

Thank VGT3
Reviewed October 10, 2016

The volunteer guides add a lot to this setting. They have great stories and expansive knowledge of the tower's history. Cool view. If you are claustrophobic this might be a bit unsettling..

Thank Rick F
Reviewed September 17, 2016

This is the place not to be missed when in Stanford. The view of the Tower and the garden is nice. The chapter is nearby too.

1  Thank joanadventure
Reviewed September 14, 2016

If you want excellent views of not only the Stanford campus but also the whole bay area from northern San Jose to the San Mateo bridge and an outline of San Francisco beyond, go up Hoover Tower on a clear day. You are welcome to...More

1  Thank Joan S
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Ravi L
March 31, 2017|
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Response from allan1949 | Reviewed this property |
it is almost impossible to find nearby parking